Back to (the) Black
Monday, October 8, 2007

Well, here we are again. At the start of some brand new weirdness from the depths of my psyche.

This one was a swine to get started, until I suddenly found a little character piece I'd started a while back. I have to admit that I am going to stay out of most of the threads for a bit - too many ideas wanted to come and play at once. I'll let my fic do the arguing for me; that is after all the point of it. And unless I get something from Joss that directly and flatly contradicts anything I've written, then I'm going with what I think.

I don't really have to cite my influences by now - most folk who read me have a fairly good idea. But flick between 'Neuromancer' and 'Dune', whilst having something like 'House of Flying Daggers' playing in the background, for the vibe on this one. I like conspiracy theories, of the everyday political variety. And I really do firmly believe that nobody at the top of any heap got there by being nice.

So...Inara is mewed within her golden cage. Zoe is an unpregnant widow. Jayne is happily married to the ship's cook. Simon and Kaylee have a fledgling relationship that is moving past the merely physical. River is the ship's pilot, now just unstable rather than outright nuts, with a crush on Mal. And Mal is...Mal. Stubborn, funny, unexpectedly kind, and completely at sea as far as his emotions are concerned. We have all kinds of folk want to see these people again, and not all of them are fuzzy-like.

Welcome to the AnJLverse. You can't say I didn't warn you.


Monday, October 8, 2007 1:00 PM


How did you know I desperately needed a nice, twisty plot to sink my teeth into?! You're too too obliging, really.
Besides, my foot was getting tired from all the impatient tapping.


Monday, October 8, 2007 4:18 AM


do i really need to say Huzzah! - oh, i did already...:)

Monday, October 8, 2007 4:11 AM


Everything sounds great, SpaceAnJl. I may not have time to leave comments, but I want you to know, I am going to make an effort to read. Simon and Kaylee are very sweet, but are snoozeville for me, I'll probably skip over...I do like M/I, though, because they're so seriously twisted. River's crush has a lot of potential as long as you don't get to shippy on me and try and convince me that they would work out better than any other pairing on the boat. I'd rather be humored with that situation. LOL! Looking foward to what you came up with.

Monday, October 8, 2007 4:00 AM


Hey we love the Anjlverse:)


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